Monday, January 17

Weather report. Eruption and tsunami in Tonga: “significant damage”, but a population cut off from the world

Many families were desperately awaiting news on Monday from loved ones on the Tonga Islands, cut off from the world since last week's powerful volcanic eruption that triggered a tsunami in the Pacific.The archipelago is deprived of telephone and internet connections, the cataclysm having severed an essential cable for its communications which should not be repaired for weeks. And the cloud of volcanic ash prevents planes from landing.Information from this country of barely 100,000 people is trickling in from rare satellite phones, and the true extent of the damage remains largely unknown.New Zealand and Australia sent military reconnaissance planes on Monday to try to assess the extent of the damage from the air and determine what the most urgent aid needs are, according to the New Zea...

Rooney is approaching a miracle with Derby – but could be thrown out of the league

Wayne Rooney has been exposed to football's response to "Murphy's Law" - but still has a realistic hope of saving Derby from relegation.AGAINST MIRACLE: Wayne Rooney can work a miracle and save Championship place for Derby County. Foto: Barrington Coombs / Pa PhotosAftenposten collaborates with VG-sporten. Therefore, as an Aftenposten reader, you also get articles and services created by VG.After Saturday's 2-0 win over Sheffield United at home at Pride Park, Derby is second last with 14 points, eight behind Reading in 21st place (Derby has played one game more).Derby got 21 minus points after being put under administration due to financial trouble - without these, Derby would have been up in 11th place in the Championship. The team actually has a positive goal difference (25-24), and o...

Paris: a new symbolic development in the Square Samuel Paty

Less than a month after the degradation of the plaque in homage to Samuel Paty, in the square which now bears his name in the 5th arrondissement of Paris, a new symbolic arrangement will be installed there this Monday, January 17. And this new development will be vegetal, since five trees will be planted this Monday at 11 a.m. in the square Samuel Paty (5th), in tribute to the professor assassinated on October 16, 2020 in front of his college in Conflans-Saint-Honorine (78), thus announced the cabinet of the mayor of the 5th, Florence Berthout. The elected will be accompanied by the rector of the Academy of Paris and Chancellor of the universities, Christophe Kerrero, and four children educated in schools in the district located near the Sorbonne. Together, they will therefore plant fiv...

Covid-19: towards the end of the Omicron variant in France?

What if the wave of the Omicron variant was soon over? While the figures announced by Public Health France are down, epidemiologist Martin Blachier confirms this trend, based on the Obépine network, this scientific network which monitors the presence of the coronavirus in wastewater. "It's clearly the end of the Omicron wave," announced Martin Blachier on Twitter. Adding that “we must change our attitude to this virus and normalize the life of the French. As do other enlightened democracies. A declaration which falls at the very moment when Parliament has definitively adopted, by a last vote of the Assembly, the controversial bill establishing the vaccination pass from the age of 16. It is falling everywhere in France in wastewater. Obepine network.This is clearly the end of the Omic...

Ljanselva south of Oslo offers both nature experiences and dramatic history.

Photo: Silje Rønneberg HogstadPhoto: Silje Rønneberg HogstadPhoto: Silje Rønneberg HogstadThe river Ljanselva flows out from Nøklevann in Østmarka.There is life in the river even in winter.In the primeval forest there are many peaceful picnic areas to choose from.The city river south of Oslo offers both nature experiences and dramatic history.Silje Rønneberg HogstadText and photo13. jan. 2022 11:23Last updated just nowWhite December sky hangs over Nøklevann in Østmarka. Svein Hogstad pulls the zipper on the bubble jacket up over his chin and checks that the camera has a battery. My father, a happy-go-lucky man from Bærum, explores Oslo's nine city rivers. Lysakerelva and Akerselva have been completed, today it is Ljanselva's turn. It originates in Lutvann north of Østmarka, but dad goes...

Unusual. To avoid being infected with Covid, she puts her 13-year-old teenager in the trunk

In early January, Sarah Beam, 41, took her 13-year-old son to be (re)tested... to see if he was still positive for Covid-19. On the spot, she informed the nursing staff that it was in the trunk of the car, because she did not want to be infected!As a result, the police were notified. This mother, a teacher in the Houston area, in Texas (United States), was charged with "endangering a child", reports The Guardian (in English). Sarah Beam was taken into custody for an hour and then posted an exit bond of 1,500 dollars (1,320 euros), specifies the Click2Houston site.Fortunately, the child was not injured … The story does not say if he tested positive a second time but we imagine not: still according to the American media, the boy made the return trip. .. in the backseat of his mother's...

Economy. Car rental prices have exploded in 2021

To rent a car in 2021, you had to pay an average of 46 euros per day, all destinations combined. In 2019, 32 euros was enough, and 35 in 2020. According to a study by the online comparator Carigami, relayed by BFM, car rental prices increased by 43% in 2021 compared to 2019. In France, the increase is even more marked: prices have risen by 49%.If prices have risen so much, it is above all due to demand exceeding supply. In 2021, the fleet of rental vehicles was reduced by 40% compared to that of 2019, according to the study. Blame it on the health crisis which has severely limited travel for more than a year. The lessors parted with some of their vehicles and were unable to renew their fleet of vehicles during the takeover, due to a worldwide shortage of electronic components. Main...

Video: Government launches awareness campaign on ‘shaken baby syndrome’

Through the baby monitor, a baby's cries are drowned out by the cries of his exasperated father. "I'm fed up, you're ruining my life! [...] I can't take it anymore!” Then the silence... and the numbers: a child is a victim of shaken baby syndrome every day in France. In one out of 10 cases, he will die. With this chilling video spot, the government wants to raise awareness among the French. This sequence is at the center of a broader campaign, launched this Monday, January 17 and which will be available on Youtube, on the “replay” platforms of the major television channels and on social networks. At the same time, the Secretary of State for Children and Families, Adrien Taquet, is going to the Lille University Hospital on Monday to visit the maternity ward and a neurosurgery departme...

France-Serbia, Euro 2022 handball: what time and on what channel?

After two victories in two games, at Euro 2022 handball, the France team will try to chain a 3rd success, this Monday evening, against Serbia in Szeged (Hungary). Here is the full TV schedule. The tricolor Olympic champions entered the competition perfectly. After dominating Croatia in their first match (27-22), they outclassed Ukraine (36-23) to open the doors to the main round. But no question of relaxing for the men of Guillaume Gille. This match is an opportunity to earn as many points as possible, which will be counted for the rest of the competition that the Tricolores had not reached two years ago by being eliminated in the preliminary round. The Blues will have to be just as serious as in their first two meetings to afford a three out of three. "We need points," insisted...